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DNR highlights fishing rule changes for U.P.

April 2, 2013
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials were reminding anglers of several new fishing regulations which went into affect Monday, including a few affecting Upper Peninsula waters.

DNR officials said fishing regulations are adjusted each year to ensure the state's fisheries resources are managed properly and to provide the best benefits to anglers and the public.

The DNR fishing guide is produced each spring, providing information on regulations and other information helpful to anglers.

For the upcoming fishing season, the DNR highlighted several new regulations:

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A new provision has also been added to the no minimum size limit regulation waters where five northern pike may be harvested daily: only one northern pike greater than 24-inches is now allowed as part of the daily possession limit. The general statewide 24-inch minimum size limit with a daily possession of two northern pike is still in effect for all other waters not listed as an exception.

The regulation changes are detailed further, in red inked sections of the 2013 Michigan Fishing Guide, now available at all major retailers and at the DNR website at

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.



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